Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga could be on his way out of the Riverside in the summer, if Bristol City boss Lee Johnson gets his way with a potential bid for the 26-year-old Congo striker, according to the Bristol Post.
Johnson was keen on Assombalonga in January, but with Boro in promotion contention themselves Tony Pulis was reluctant to let the striker move to a rival.
So would Assombalonga get into the Robins current starting XI?
“He’d be the first name on the team-sheet.
“Assombalonga would be a real coup for Bristol City if he arrived, and there’s no doubt in my mind in saying that he would be a regular starter in Lee Johnson’s side.
“He could fire them to promotion in future seasons and would be the missing piece in their promotion jigsaw.”
“Yes, I think so.
“That’s no criticism of anyone they have now, but Assombalonga is, in my opinion, top flight quality.
“Given a run of games he scores 20 a season for any club at this level.”
“He would be their main man – that goes without saying.
“Assombalonga is a goal machine, whatever team he is in.
“Playing in a side that has plenty to offer and a style of play conducive to his attributes, I find it hard to believe he would not be starting week-in and week-out for the Robins.”